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THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. O. DUNN. ltllialic Evary Thursday. TNRM8-SI.00 ER YEAR IN AOVANOE. SI.25 IF NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. PPIOEI FIRST ST EAST OF COURTHOUSE. Q. I. STAPLES. Business Manager. TH05. H. PROWSB, Editor. With this issue the Union com pletes its thirty-first year. The government doesn't seem to care a fig whether Mr. Rockefeller pays that $29,000,000 fine or not. There are few officeholders in the state capitol who do not worship at the shrine of Saint John A. Johnson. There is reason to believe that the boom which Joey Foraker has started for himself will resolve itself into a boomerang. Automobiles are like people. The cheaper they are the more noise they make.Mitchell County (Iowa) Press. And the more stench they stir up. If Denver doesn't raise the lid for the democratic convention the demo cratic convention will raise h. But then, upon second thought, it will do that anyway. The next man who visits the presi dent at the white house for the pur pose of coaxing him to run again is liable to be chased off the grounds by Peter the bulldog. This is an apt designation by the Mankato Journal: "One of the Cat. houses in Chicago has been indicted in Iowa for fraudulent dealing." "Cat. house" is good. There is no question that the retire ment of Lovely, Collins and Douglas from the supreme bench, and replac ing them with Jaggard and Elliott, improved the personnel of that court. The Atchison Globe man says that "most of the harmful gosstp is started by idle men." This is doubtless true, for very few people place any credence in the gossip started by idle women. Twin city papers would have you believe that beside Governor Johnson every other delegate to the waterways congress paled into insignificance. Mr. O'Day is surely an expert press agent The Roseau Region prints the fol lowing crop report: A couple down in Goodhue county have had twenty five children in twenty-four years. Only another instance of the immense crops that can be grown in Minnesota. By means of proxies voted at the annual meeting of the Illinois Central Fish believes that he can oust Harri man from the board of directors. Just as well try to move the pyramid of Cheops with a crowbar, Mr. Fish. President Roosevelt has not acted in the interest of any single candi date.Chicago Tribune. Nevertheless the president has said sufficient to strongly indicate that he favors Taft. James T. McCleary's appointment as second assistant postmaster general has been confirmed by the senate. Mr. McCleary is a highly qualified official and his appointment should meet with general approba tion. President Roosevelt's declination to run was no surprise to Mr. Bryan. He knew it all along. Mr. Bryan is in much closer touch with the presi dent than most people have any idea of. Too bad William is not a repub lican. Employers in Northern Minnesota are fast replacing the hundreds of dagoes who left for their homes in southern Europe this fall with English speaking and Scandinavian laborers. This change cannot be other than an improvement. An exchange declares that congress is moving slowly. Was congress ever known to move in any other manner except upon occasions of a motion to adjourn or the consideration of a bill to raise its salary? Abe Ruef, the San Francisco grafter, will probably be granted immunity if he consents to furnish testimony which shall convict other thieves. The peaching of Ruef would give the "honor among thieves" chestnut a mighty severe jolt. 1 The first woman lawyer to address the Minnesota supreme court appeared before that body last week. She is Miss Winning Williams and she was formerly a teacher in the St. Paul schools. If there is anything in a name Miss Winning should prove a The country is rejoicingor rather it should beover the news that Mrs. Nicholas Longworth has been suc cessfully operated upon for appendi citis. We should, of course, devote a column or more of space to this important event, but just now it is not available. Why all this ado about the omission of the motto "I God We Trust" from our coins. In 1800 five-dollar gold pieces were coined at the Philadel phia mint which bore no such motto and people at that time trusted in God to a much greater extent than they do now. A school to teach the art of print ing in all its branches will be estab lished by the International Typo graphical union every large city of this country. The Typographical union is one of the most enterprising and progressive of all the labor as sociations. R. D. Haven is the republican candi date for mayor of Duluth, and E. A. Tessman is the democratic candidate. There is no good reason why Duluth should not have a republican mayor once in a while, especially when the republicans place in nomination such an excellent gentleman as Mr. Haven. Duluth's fair sex are going in for street cleaning this winter. It seems they are determined that the thorough fares shall be kept free from snow. To say the least, it doesn't speak very highly for the men folks of that town to stand around and look on while the women shovel snow and slush. According to the World of New Mexico a species of lizard inhabits that country which exhibits a particu lar preference for the inner side of people's shirts. Its name is the tjit jak and it subsists on insects. As New Mexico is infested with fleas in multitudinous number the tjitak is doubtless welcomed as a bosom com panion- Minting of the new twenty-dollar gold pieces was last week temporarily suspended in order to remove an abnormality from Liberty's knee. The knee joint stood out in such bold relief that it interfered with stacking the coins and bankers declared them a nuisance. They'd be no nuisance in this shop, whether we could stack them or not. A peculiar coincidence was the wreck of the seven-masted schooner Thomas W. Lawson on "Friday the thirteenth." The schooner was the largest sailing vessel afloat and was named after the author of the novel, "Friday the Thirteenth." But had she been named after anyone else the catastrophe would have happened upon precisely the same date. In a ruling handed down last week by the supreme court the law passed last winter permitting persons who have had fifteen years experience in drug stores to become registered pharmacists without passing a state examination was declared constitu tional. As a consequence a hundred and eighty persons will now enter the profession as full-fledged druggists. Dr. W. W. Mayo of Rochester in an interview published in a local paper stated that Governor Johnson had informed him that he was a candidate for the democratic nomination for the presidency. The governor de nies making the statement. Dr. Mayo reiterates his interview, and there you are. Saint John cannot tell an untruth. But why should Dr. Mayo lie? There seems to be a great deal of difference in who applies the lid. Now there was, for instance, the Jones fid. This lid was merely tacked onto the city of Minneapolis and gave every satisfaction to the gentlemen of the cloth. The city is at this time held down by the Haynes lida lid which is kept in position with rivets. Yet these same gentlemen of the cloth are not satisfied. In addressing the United States senate upon his bill for the control of trusts Jefferson Davis of Arkansas declared that the Sherman anti-trust law had proven ineffectual, that under its operation the trusts had grown stronger, defiant and arrogant, that the law had not even tamed, much less destroyed, one combination conducted in restraint of trade. Jeff Davis is a democrat, but nevertheless he spoke the truth. So long as mines are operated there will be mining accidents, but it seems that insufficient care is exercised in guarding the lives of the men who toil underground. Had greater precau tions been taken it is scarcely possible that the horrible calamity in the Mo nongah mine, where over three hundred lives were snuffed out, would have happened. The system of operating minesespecially coal minesis evi dently imperfect. If C. G. Schultz, the fellow who is attempting to fill the position of as sistant state superintendent of public instruction, is responsible for the assertion contained in a local article in the Minneapolis Tribune of the 18th inst. to the effect that -"Robert C. Dunn seems to be more or less mixed up in the school troubles at Cove," he, Mr. Schultz, should be admitted to full membership in the Ananias club without delay. Orchard has again been placed on the stand, this time as a witness in the trial of George A. Petti bone for the murder of former Governor Steunen berg. The villain reiterated the history of his diabolical deeds with the same sang froid as in the Hay wood trial and even intensified the description of such deeds by adding more horrible details. No jury can conscientiously convict upon the testi mony of such a blackguardly, lying ruffian as Orchard. Many Spaniards are displeased because their baby crown prince is fair of face and possesses decidedly Teutonic characteristics of counte nance. There is German blood in the baby's mother, but this is an advantage rather than a drawback. It will have a tendency to check the degeneracy which now permeates the C'astilian royal familythat is, $ will have the effect of strengthening, ^men tally and physically, future mon archs. Spain should be elated rather than displeased. Those eight Duluth telephone girls with Irish cognomens who so quietly and effectively squelched a fire in its incipiency in the Lyceum building in that city last Saturday afternoon are deserving of well filled Christmas stockings. There were 1,500 people attending an entertainment in the Lyceum at the time and had a panic occurred many of them would have probably lost their lives. The brave girls who acted so promptly should not be forgotten, especially at this season of the year. At Newport, R. I., the government maintains a naval commissary store, and complaints have reached Wash ington from the merchants of that place against the government's com petition. It appears that this com missary store is selling goods to the public at prices detrimental to the business of the merchants entering protest. From this it seems that the printers are not the only ones with whom the government has entered into competition and it is high time that a halt were called on such pro ceedings. Brother Applegate of the Cannon Falls Beacon is still of the opinion that criticisms of the creating of un necessary offices by Messrs. Rosing and Ringdahl of the state board of control are "pop-gun politics." Per haps. But we remain of the opinion that S. W. Leavett, the senior mem ber of the board of control, than whom the state of Minnesota has no more efficient and conscientious ser vant, is fully as competent a judge of the necessity foira hen-coop inspector as his worthy colleagues. Mr. Leavett has emphatically asserted that the new office was unnecessary and is unauthorized by law, and we believe Mr. Leavett is right. But Mr. Leav ett has been overruled and the ap pointee is a decent sort of a fellow. Young stock, for governor, is steady. There is none on the market just now, but if he wins out at Wash ington in the proceedings recently argued there, it will go skyward at once and his nomination be almost assured. Gov. Johnson went to Washington with Attorney General Young. They seem inseparable and if either is a candidate for governor it is a safe prediction that the other will not enter the race.Joe Cobb in Le Sueur News. Why the"ifs?" Attorney General Young was elected to the position he occupies to attend to the legal busi ness of the state. He is well paid for the duties he is called upon to per form. In the performance of those duties it was incumbent upon him to defend the rate law enacted by the last legislature. That he has done so to the best of his ability no one doubts, and he has been assisted by able counsel for whose services the state will pay. So far as Mr. Young's can didacy for the governorship is con cerned it should not make a particle of difference whether or not his con tentions are sustained by the United States supreme court. The other "if" relative to Governor Johnson should not be given a moment's considera tion by any candidate who seeks the republican nomination. Republicans should take it for granted that the opposition will nominate its strong est candidate, and the republican who is afraid to measure lances with Gov ernor Johnson should not enter the race for the republican nomination. Denver won out in the contest for the national democratic convention and the date decided upon to nomi nate a Moses is July 7. The sum of $100,000 was offered by Denver pro vided it was selected as the conven tion city. Some of the democratic national committeemen were opposed to the acceptance of this bonus upon the grounds that it savored of brib ery, but these opponents numbered only 14 against 31 when the question was put to a vote. One hundred thousand dollars is a nice little corruption fund for the unterrified to start the campaign with. The refusal of Judge Dickinson last week to grant a temporary injunction restraining the Minneapolis board of education from expelling Hobart Brooks because of his membership in a Greek letter society is thought by many lawyers to be a death blow to school fraternities. It is held by the court that a board of education has a right to govern the conduct of pupils while out of school as well as in. A hearing on the application for a permanent injunction will be held on December 30, but in the face of Judge Dickinson's ruling it seems almost certain that this application will also be denied. Secretary Wilson's department gives out the following: A ton of wheat, worth $22, removes from the soil $7.50 worth of plant food. A ton of butter, worth $500, takes less than 50 cents' worth of plant food from the soil. Here is a statement which goes to show that dairy farming must neces sarily be more profitable than wheat raising and the farmer will conse quently do well to substitute in a greater degree one for the other. These statistics of the agricultural department can be relied upon as they are derived from tests made by scien tific farmers. Here is a sample of the stuff that is being published in the Johnsonian press: "Mr. Bryan should not imagine he is the only pebble on de mocracy's beach. He has been tried and found wanting. If democrats want a man who will cater to the interests let them select William J. Bryan for their standard bearer, if not they had better choose our John A. Johnson." Items of this nature are decidedly unfair to Mr. Bryan, for of all men mentioned as presi dential possibilities on the democratie ticket he is certainly free from taint so far as toadying to the interests is concerned. And that is the very reason why the interests are opposed to him. "I feel as young today as when I was twenty," says Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The unwritten law of free speech wouldn't save the man who should dare hint that it is a long time since Ella parted with twenty. Rocking Chairs i^n^^M^^ta^*^^# com P\ et it rg 8 For Christmas Our lines at this time are very complete, and the fol- lowing list is given simply for suggestions: The 1847 Rogers and Oneida Community Knives, Forks, Spoons and Tea Sets. Nickel Plated Table and Culinary Ware, and, Chafing Dishes. Keen Kutter Pocket Knives, Carving Sets, Scissors and Shear Sets. Book Cases Bissell's Carpet Sweepers Caley Hardware Co. 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